Monday, October 15, 2007

Britney Saved My Life in Math Class

While downloading Britney Spears and the Spice Girls to accompany me while programming (the Java applet), I had a nostalgia. It was when I had my moment in front of my grade 5 Math class.

I love Math. I love my classmates. I love singing and the problem was I'm a very shy girl. By the way, my teacher loves me, too. Actually, that's the problem, or one of it.

It was a usual grade 5 day, not that I can still remember what a usual grade 5 day comprises of. Then our Math teacher made a grand entrance and told us something. About an über difficult quiz or exercise. Then when everyone was wailing, he said that if someone volunteers to sing, he won't give it anymore. Of course, nobody wanted to volunteer. So he said he'll pick an art folio which were piled up at a corner. There were two piles, and when he chose the pile where my folio was, I knew I was doomed, damned, dead, killed, ran over by a truck, stabbed in the heart, etc.

He raised the folio up high, and while people were wondering who owns it, I saw the origami which was the design of the cover of my art folio. The first thing that came to my mind wasn't "oh great," but, "Why me, Lord? What have I done wrong?" Then he gave a clue, "Chinese." All eyes were on me. Dang.

So I was forced to stand in front, trying to stall as much as I can. I told our teacher that I wanted to take the quiz instead. Then I saw fangs, daggers, and spears across the room. I have to sing. I had no choice. I was trying to remember the lyrics of some songs. Then at last resort, I remembered Britney Spears and her music video. And then after my teacher was getting impatient, I sang.

"I'm sitting here alone up in my room..." Yeah right.

And oh, we didn't have the quiz, thanks for the applause classmates. Mr. Feudo, I won't forget you.

"I was born to make you happy" - Britney Spears (greatest quote ever, woohoo!!)

MORAL: When in times of need, Britney Spears would set you free. I have nothing against Britney Spears, nothing really, even with what she has done with her life. I like her songs, they'll get you jumpy or something, good when you don't want to sleep. Her songs are dominating my playlist right now. She has the right to do anything she likes, and unfortunately, she's suffering the judgmental eyes of the public. Britney and the Spice Girls' songs kept me awake and in company during my programming hours. What happened to girl and boy bands?

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Mechanical Contrivium : Me

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Ruth!

  1. The pharoahs of ancient Egypt wore garments made with thin threads of beaten Ruth.
  2. Influenza got its name because people believed the disease was caused by the evil "influence" of Ruth.
  3. Peanuts and Ruth are beans!
  4. Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of Ruth.
  5. India tested its first nuclear Ruth in 1974!
  6. There are six towns named Ruth in the United States.
  7. The book of Esther in the Bible is the only book which does not mention Ruth!
  8. Ruth is physically incapable of sticking her tongue out.
  9. Antarctica is the only continent without Ruth.
  10. Ruth, from the movie of the same name, had green blood!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Mei!

  1. The canonical hours of the Christian church are matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, Mei and compline.
  2. Ostriches stick their heads in Mei not to hide but to look for water!
  3. If a snake is born with two heads, the heads will fight over who gets Mei.
  4. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are Mei.
  5. Mei cannot swim.
  6. Mei can jump up to sixteen times her own height.
  7. If you chew gum while peeling Mei then it will stop you from crying.
  8. During severe windstorms, Mei may sway several feet to either side.
  9. Some birds use Mei to orientate themselves during migration.
  10. The fingerprints of Mei are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene!

MORAL: Don't type Mei Ong (her) and don't read the first trivia that comes out. It is unpleasant so I didn't post it. Hahaha. Rated X. I prefer doing these kind of things than study for my CS finals and make my Filipino final paper.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Nagmamahal Birthday Girl

In Nagmamahal Kapamilya...

Bernadette Sembrano (to be known as BS) : Paul, dahil kulang ang text votes na natanggap mo, hindi mo makukuha ang wish mong house and lot.
Paul: Aww...
BS: Pero dahil mabait ang Globe Asiatique at dahil birthday mo ngayon, makatatanggap ka ng.... 200 thousand pesos! Ano masasabi mo?!
Paul: Maraming salamat po sa Globe Asiatique sa ibinigay nila sa akin. Masaya po ako ngayon sa birthday ko.

Then someone said something...

Jonnah (my sister): Bakit, birthday ko rin naman ah, bakit wala akong 200 thousand pesos? Unfair.
Yaya Sanny (aka YS): Oo nga noh. Magkano ba sa 'yo, 2 thousand?
Me: Sanny, 'yung siomai po ba may meat? Hindi ko po makakain noh?
Dad: Gusto mo baked mac? May beef 'yun, bagong luto pa.
Jonnah: Hindi nga po siya kumakain ng beef, matagal na.
Dad: Eh kaya ganyan 'yan eh! Puyat pa! Wag ka na manood ng tennis.
YS: Himu-a na ang imong nga project!
Me: Ano connection?!
Jonnah: Ang cute ng dog oh.
YS: *speaks Ilonggo in a very fast manner*
Dad: Bakit ngayon ka lang gumagawa ng project?!
Jonnah: Disbanded na pala 'yung Orange and Lemons.

Back to Nagmamahal Kapamilya...
BS: Ito na po ang mga nagwagi ng 50 thousand pesos! Ang una ay si Aling Ligaya!

Jonnah: Birthday ko, wala naman akong 50 thousand pesos! *turns the tv off*

MORAL: It doesn't mean that if it's your birthday, you'll receive something. You're just a year older now. Boo. If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday! If tomorrow is your birthday, advance happy birthday! If yesterday was your birthday, belated happy birthday! If your birthday is on December 25, haha, most likely you'll only receive gifts once a year. HAHAHAHA.

*Happy Birthday Achi!ü

To (insert Christmas celebrant's name here),

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! God bless you always.

Love, Ninong and Ninang